Spectacular rooftops around the world in pictures

Rooftops: Islands in the Sky is a new book by Taschen showcasing the best architect-designed roofs around the world, from New York City to Singapore Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/dec/16/rooftops-islands-in-the-sky-taschen-in-pictures

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Mick Jagger names his eighth child Deveraux Octavian Basil

Whats in a name for baby born on 8 December? Octavian means born eighth, while Jaggers father was called Basil Mick Jagger appears to have named his newborn son Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger. A photograph of the baby, Jaggers eighth child, appeared on an Instagram account under the name of Elizabeth Jagger, one of the […]

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Killings by US police logged at twice the previous rate under new federal program

US government pilot program, which draws on information collected by the Guardian, publishes first data gathered under new hybrid counting system A new US government program to count killings by police, which draws on published by the department on Thursday. Officials said their new method for counting arrest-related deaths should improve the reliability, validity and […]

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Justice department sues Michigan city over denial of proposed mosque

DoJ alleges Sterling Heights violated religious freedom of American Islamic Community Center when it shot down a 2015 application to build mosque The US Department of Justice is suing the city of Sterling Heights, Michigan, alleging it violated federal law in 2015 when it denied a proposal to build a mosque in the city. The […]

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Twitter blocks government ‘spy centers’ from accessing user data

ACLU investigation revealed fusion centers could access monitoring tech to target activists and journalists while racially profiling people deemed suspicious Twitter has blocked federally funded domestic spy centers from using a powerful social media monitoring tool after public records revealed that the government had special access to users information for controversial surveillance efforts. The American […]

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Is Lee Daniels’ rags-to-riches R&B drama Star better than Empire?

The show shares similarities with the ratings hit but a more intriguing character arc and a hint of darker issues suggests it might be the savvier choice Foxs mega-hyped midseason drama, Star, opens with the titular aspiring singer an orphan whos been bounced around foster homes most of her life FaceTiming on a cracked iPhone. […]

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Rugby player banned for three years for tackling female referee in match

The Argentinian Bruno Andres Doglioli has been punished for violently barging over Maria Beatrice Benvenuti from behind during a game between Vicenza and Valsugana An Argentinian rugby player has been banned for three years after tackling a female referee during an Italian league match. Bruno Andres Doglioli violently barged over Maria Beatrice Benvenuti from behind […]

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Michelle Obama urges students to keep up diversity legacy: ‘It’s your turn now’

The first lady made her remarks after a screening of Hidden Figures, a new biopic of three black female mathematicians who helped launch Americans into space She did not mention the election or Donald Trump once. But Michelle Obamas message about diversity and inclusiveness was clear. The first African American first lady addressed a gathering […]

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Resignation of FCC chair Tom Wheeler paves the way for net neutrality battle

Wheeler, who championed strong net neutrality rules, will likely be replaced by a more conservative FCC chairman under Donald Trump Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler, who championed strong net neutrality rules, resigned on Thursday, calling his service during this period of historical technological change a particular honor. It has been a privilege to work […]

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Climate change denial in the Trump cabinet: where do his nominees stand?

Critics say the president-elects picks represent unprecedented influence from the fossil fuel industry. Their statements do little to dispel the notion As Donald Trump assembles his cabinet, one consistent theme has emerged: many of his nominees have expressed doubt about the science of human-caused climate change. Were seeing an unprecedented amount of influence from the […]

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